Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson is taking an extended break from the group due to "private medical reasons".

A spokesperson for the female quartet released a statement to The Sun that said: "Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons." 

(L-R) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall hosted the MTV European Music Awards without Jesy Nelson 

Twenty-nine-year-old Nelson recently pulled out of presenting the MTV Europe Music Awards with bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock and was not part of the final of the group's talent show The Search on BBC One. A representative for Nelson explained at the time that the singer was ill.

Little Mix released their new album, Confetti, earlier this month.

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